We’ve found yet another reason to be wary of what you post on Facebook. Potential employers, college admissions officers and vigilant parents are among the entities that monitor the personal information, photos, and links we choose to share on social media. Add to that list credit bureaus and payment processing companies wanting to verify identity and assess credit-worthiness. Neal Ungerleider is a reporter for Fast Companyand someone we regularly turn to for the stranger side of business news. He recently reported on this new twist in the evolving social media story, and discussed it further with us.
Since its introduction in 1861, “Tax Day” has loomed as a day of inevitable fiscal obligation. As the 15th of April approaches, stresses related to tax filings inevitably ramp up. To some, tax burdens may become too much to shoulder, leading to filings for extensions or an uncomfortable loss of funds. However, yearly tax payments can result in an even more uncomfortable reality – damage to your credit. Here to discuss how Uncle Sam affects your credit score is Gerri Detweiler, credit.com’s personal finance expert.